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International Rose Test Garden

400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 823-3636
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Ranked #3 of 308 attractions in Portland
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description:  This is definitely a "must-see" while visiting Portland.  There is no admission fee.  Stroll through the gorgeous rose gardens here.  If it is a... more »
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125 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went to the Rose Garden before heading back down into Downtown to watch the FIFA World Cup Final ... The guides and information about how the garden came to exist are interesting ... the names and years of planting of the roses also adds a mystique to the garden. Interesting for a stroll ...

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Such beautiful view of Mt Hood - so many different kinds of flowers and it's free! Make sure you go on a day that isn't cloudy.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Portland is know as the city of Roses. This is a free garden to see some of Portland's beauty. This is by no means a place to spend a lot time at, but definitely a place to see. We were there for about 30 minutes and it was the perfect time. Our group was abel to get a few pictures... More

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Niles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Portland rose garden does not disappoint. It is an excellent way to spend a couple hours in the outdoors. The sheer variety of roses is truly astounding. You are certain to see rose colors you never knew existed.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

comes in such a variety of scents and colours! I am not a seasoned rose person, however I could appreciate the incredible variety of colour and scent on display. The view of Mt Hood from the garden (when haze-free) is also amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

All great - the scent and sight of beautifully coloured roses . Staff a little rigorous in approach but we get it!!

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new york
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a must-see. I have never seen this many varieties of roses over this large an area in such a beautiful setting. Parking in the park @ $1.60/hr can be hard to find, but keep going and street parking is not far away for nothing. (Permits are rqd only for nighttime hours.)

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited with three small children so there was not a lot of time to look at the roses individually. The children did love running through the beautiful rows of blooms and stopping to smell some along the way. it was a great time for them to release some energy in a safe environment. More beautiful blooms than I ever... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a great, free stop to combine with the Japanese Garden, but I wouldn't make a special trip just to see the roses. The garden isn't really imaginatively laid out -- just rows of roses -- and viewing the Portland skyline is more exciting from the Aerial Tram! But if you're there, make sure you stop and smell the...

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Wow! So many beautiful roses, it was actually a little overwhelming! There were so many varieties. It was pretty spectacular. We were there around an hour and half and took tons of photos. Plus it's free. It is definitely not to be missed.

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